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Nov 05, 2013

There are so many ways to get involved at FPCT!

 If you are interested in any of the following opportunities, contact Richard Barber (Interim VP and Volunteer Coordinator) at richard(at)fpct.org

Experience is always appreciated, but it is only required where noted.  

STAGE MANAGER for Boeing-Boeing 

Dates of commitment: October 27, 2013 – February 9, 2014 (with breaks for Holidays) 

Experience: Greatly appreciated, but not required 

The Stage Manager’s job has two parts. During rehearsals, s/he serves as the Director’s right-hand- (wo)man, supporting him (Josh Shoemaker) and the actors. Once the show opens, the Stage Manager takes charge, running each and every performance. Being Stage Manager is a pretty big commitment, but it is a very rewarding one that will teach you a great deal about the theatre itself. You will also learn a great deal about directing! 

PROPERTY MASTER for Boeing-Boeing 

Dates of commitment: mid-November – January 10 (intermittent) 

Experience: Not required 

The Property Master is charged with locating and securing all props for the show. Working in tandem with the Director and Stage Manager, s/he will work almost entirely outside of rehearsal in order to support the production as a whole. This is a great job for anyone whose schedule doesn’t allow them to work directly with the production (rehearsals and/or performances). You would be allocated a small budget and would be charged with keeping production costs as low as possible. Begging, borrowing, and (anything short of) stealing is encouraged! Boeing-Boeing is a sexy 1960s farce set in Paris. Finding some period items will be a fun challenge! 

BOOTH OPERATOR for Boeing-Boeing 

Dates of commitment: January 5-February 9 

Experience: Not required 

The Booth Operator will be responsible for running the light and/or sound board for all of the show’s performances. (We can train you how to run the boards rather easily.) You will be required to attend all technical rehearsals during the week before opening night. Ideally, this job would be done by one person, but we are willing to split the job between two people. Tech rehearsals begin January 5. Performances begin January 10, and the show runs 5 weekends. It closes February 9. Show nights 

are Friday @ 8pm, Saturday @ 8pm, Sunday @2pm, and two Thursdays @8pm. Serving as Booth Operator is an excellent way to experience the theatre up-close-and-personal! 

PROPERTY MASTER for 4 by Chekhov 

Dates of commitment: early February – March 7 (intermittent) 

Experience: Not required 

The Property Master is charged with locating and securing all props for the show. Working in tandem with the Director and Stage Manager, s/he will work almost entirely outside of rehearsal in order to support the production as a whole. This is a great job for anyone whose schedule doesn’t allow them to work directly with the production (rehearsals and/or performances). You would be allocated a small budget and would be charged with keeping production costs as low as possible. Begging, borrowing, and (anything short of) stealing is encouraged! 4 by Chekhov is a collection of comedies by the great Russian playwright, Anton Chekhov. Finding some period items will be a fun challenge! 

BOOTH OPERATOR for 4 by Chekhov 

Dates of commitment: March 1 – April 6 

Experience: Not required 

The Booth Operator will be responsible for running the light and/or sound board for all of the show’s performances. (We can train you how to run the boards rather easily.) You will be required to attend all technical rehearsals during the week before opening night. Ideally, this job would be done by one person, but we are willing to split the job between two people. Tech rehearsals begin March 2. Performances begin March 7, and the show runs 5 weekends. It closes April 6. Show nights are Friday @ 8pm, Saturday @ 8pm, Sunday @2pm, and two Thursdays @8pm. Serving as Booth Operator is an excellent way to experience the theatre up-close-and-personal! 

STAGE MANAGER for Top Girls 

Dates of Commitment: March 1 – April 27 

Experience: Greatly appreciated, but not required 

The Stage Manager’s job has two parts. During rehearsals, s/he serves as the Director’s right-hand- (wo)man, supporting him (Richard Barber) and the actors. Once the show opens, the Stage Manager takes charge, running each and every performance. Being Stage Manager is a pretty big commitment, but it is a very rewarding one that will teach you a great deal about the theatre itself. You will also learn a great deal about directing! 

PROPERTY MASTER for Top Girls 

Dates of Commitment: early March – April 18 (intermittent) 

Experience: Not required 

The Property Master is charged with locating and securing all props for the show. Working in tandem with the Director and Stage Manager, s/he will work almost entirely outside of rehearsal in order to support the production as a whole. This is a great job for anyone whose schedule doesn’t allow them to work directly with the production (rehearsals and/or performances). You would be allocated a small budget and would be charged with keeping production costs as low as possible. Beggin

Begging, borrowing, and (anything short of) stealing is encouraged! Top Girls has become something of a feminist contemporary classic, set in the early 1980s. Solving the shows numerous food props will be a fun challenge! 

REHEARSAL ASSISTANT(S) for Top Girls 

Dates of commitment: early March – April 17 (intermittent) 

Experience: Not required 

For anyone who wants to get a taste of rehearsals (but doesn’t have the time to commit to an entire run of the show), serving as a Rehearsal Assistant is a wonderful opportunity. You can sit in on a given rehearsal, assisting the Director, Stage Manager, and actors with various rehearsal duties. This is a great opportunity to get involved with a production without making a major commitment! 

BOOTH OPERATOR for Top Girls 

Dates of Commitment: April 6 – April 27 

Experience: Not required 

The Booth Operator will be responsible for running the light and/or sound board for all of the show’s performances. (We can train you how to run the boards rather easily.) You will be required to attend all technical rehearsals during the week before opening night. Ideally, this job would be done by one person, but we are willing to split the job between two people. Tech rehearsals begin April 6. Performances begin April 11, and the show runs 3 weekends. It closes April 27. Show nights are Friday @ 8pm, Saturday @ 8pm, Sunday @2pm, and one Thursday @8pm. Serving as Booth Operator is an excellent way to experience the theatre up-close-and-personal! 

TRAINING FOR BOX OFFICE/FRONT-OF-HOUSE MANAGEMENT 

Open Commitment 

Experience: Customer service experience greatly appreciated but not required 

We are always looking to train volunteers to run the box office. Box Office managers run all front-of- house operations (ticketing, concessions, house management, audience safety) for a given show. Contact Richard if you would like to schedule training sessions, during which you will also assist the evening’s box office manager. This is an “on-the-job” training, and can be scheduled at just about any time during the season. 

GRANT WRITING 

Independent Commitment 

Experience: Greatly appreciated 

We are always in need of skilled writers who are willing to research grant opportunities and take the lead on writing those grants. FPCT is a non-profit organization that truly lives and dies on our ability to attain grant money. Contact Richard ASAP at richard(at)fpct.org if you are interested. 

MARKETING 

Independent Commitment 

Experience: Greatly appreciated 

We are always looking for experienced people who would like to help FPCT with its marketing mission and duties. New ideas as well as maintenance of current practices are welcome!!! Contact Richard ASAP at richard(at)fpct.org if you are interested. 



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